VUâWorkshops is proposing an exceptional 5-day workshop which will immerse you in the world of Michael Ackerman and help you refine your photographic style.
"Who are you? What do you know to be true? What do you question? What are your obsessions?
When I'm confronted with a person's work, this is what intrigues me. A Photography which is not about photography, or about style, or confined to a category but a photography that transcends all of this. Photography as a revelation of what it means to be alive - for the photographer and the life depicted."
Before the workshop, Michael Ackerman will ask you to initiate a specific photographic project.
During the workshop, he will analyse the participantsâ âworks in progressâ to define potential ideas and possible further developments to explore. At the same time, he will determine with each participant practical exercises for shots which will be taken during the 5 days in relation with the works in progress. You will also be asked to keep a logbook of the pictures and texts produced during this photographic journey.
Information and Programm
Dates and location
May 20th to 24th
Agence & Galerie VUâ, 58 Rue Saint Lazare, 75 009 Paris
- To learn how to select among your photographs those which develop a personal approach and potential for new ideas
- To experiment with shots which make it possible to approach a subject from a different angle or to do so in greater depth
- To seek different modes of presentation and find the ones most relevant to the meaning of your photographic work
Programme 1st Day
- Introduction and initial presentation of each of the participants
- Presentation by Michael Ackerman of his career, his sources of inspiration, and his work method, and projection of his current and past works
- First general briefing on the workshop: instructions on how to keep the logbook
2nd, 3rd, and 4th days
- In-depth analysis of past and current works of each of the participants and objective appraisals
- Shooting sessions: based on the instructions of Michael Ackerman and relating to the works in progress
- Daily analysis and editing of the photographs taken before and during the workshop
- Preparation of the final work: projection of the work of each participant and review of the logbooks
- Summury of the workshop: overview, commentary and advice from the workshop holder
Participants must bring:
- a portfolio (either in the form of paper or digital prints)
- a work in progress
- a digital camera and a laptop
- Full price: 980â¬
- Concession (unemployed, students and under 25): 780â¬